I’d never heard of a lock nut key until a few weeks ago when I was in County Mayo, Ireland. I inadvertently drove my rental car over a large tuft of grass, which sat in the middle of a country lane. Unbeknownst to me there was a large stone, most probably knocked from a stoneContinue reading “The Lock Nut Key”
Another Name for County Mayo County Mayo is often called the Heather County. Ling heather can be found in abundance throughout Mayo’s bogs especially in the bog of Céide Fields and in the Ballycroy National Park at the foot of the Nephin Mountain. Did you know that heather comes in colors other than purple? InContinue reading “County Mayo – The Heather County”
Turlough, my schipperke, is quite a character. And, he will feature as a series character in one of my upcoming County Mayo Mysteries. The schipperke breed can best be described as a small dog who believes he inhabits the body of a King German shepherd. As a result, schipperkes exhibit a guard dog personality: protective,Continue reading “Turlough – The Schipperke Character”
For me, my Irish roots and pulling away from home have always been both a source of joy and sadness. When I’ve gone on work trips or vacations, there has been a certain sweet sadness as I sat in the back of an airport limo and looked back at my home, knowing that I wasContinue reading “Irish Roots – Pulling Away From Home”
PIctures from Autumn 2019 trip to County Mayo, Ireland. Death on Clare Island book launch.